Victor Yanukovych’s “Museum of Corruption” in Ukraine draws crowds

Ukrainians, on Sunday, streamed to see ousted pres... more

People look through windows of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine’s outsed President Viktor Yanukovich as anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds in the village Novi Petrivtsi, outside Kiev on 22 February. Reuters
1/8People look through windows of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine’s outsed President Viktor Yanukovich as anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds in the village Novi Petrivtsi, outside Kiev on 22 February. Reuters
Yanukovych’s 140-acre estate has become a public monument. The estate boasts a five-storey mansion, luxury cars, a greenhouse full of banana plants, a personal zoo including ostriches and peacocks and a fine wine collection. Reuters
2/8Yanukovych’s 140-acre estate has become a public monument. The estate boasts a five-storey mansion, luxury cars, a greenhouse full of banana plants, a personal zoo including ostriches and peacocks and a fine wine collection. Reuters
People look through windows of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich. There is also a galleon-shaped banqueting hall where visitors discovered personalised table wear and a vast stock of expensive wines and spirits.
3/8People look through windows of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich. There is also a galleon-shaped banqueting hall where visitors discovered personalised table wear and a vast stock of expensive wines and spirits.
Anti-government protesters and journalists look at Ostriches kept within an enclosure on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence. Yanukovich’s residence is half the size of Monaco and is just one hour’s drive from Kiev. Reuters
4/8Anti-government protesters and journalists look at Ostriches kept within an enclosure on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence. Yanukovich’s residence is half the size of Monaco and is just one hour’s drive from Kiev. Reuters
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on a helipad at Yanukovich’s residence. Besides the graceful waterways and summer houses, a hoard of documents, that the president’s henchmen attempted to dispose of as he fled, was also found. Reuters
5/8Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on a helipad at Yanukovich’s residence. Besides the graceful waterways and summer houses, a hoard of documents, that the president’s henchmen attempted to dispose of as he fled, was also found. Reuters
Families, young couples and weekenders flocked to the site on Sunday to play golf at Yanukovych’s clubs, stroll through the woods, and click pictures in front of an ancient Greek folly next to a Russian-style wooden house. Reuters
6/8Families, young couples and weekenders flocked to the site on Sunday to play golf at Yanukovych’s clubs, stroll through the woods, and click pictures in front of an ancient Greek folly next to a Russian-style wooden house. Reuters
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence. Entry to what has become known as “the Museum of Corruption” was free of charge between the hours of 9am and 4pm on Sunday. Reuters
7/8Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence. Entry to what has become known as “the Museum of Corruption” was free of charge between the hours of 9am and 4pm on Sunday. Reuters
People express their joy in front of the main building of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s residency. AFP
8/8People express their joy in front of the main building of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s residency. AFP
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